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Year 2

Welcome to Year 2

 

Miss Bishop is our Teacher.

 

Mrs Crenol is our class Teaching Assistant, she works Tuesday-Friday.

Miss Cooper is also working with us this year and will be our class Teaching Assistant on a Monday. She also teaches us on Alternate Tuesday Mornings 10-12 and on a Friday afternoon 1.15-3.15.

 

 

Topic
Our topic in the Autumn term was Epic Explorers a History based topic!

Our topic in the Spring term was Farm to Fork a Science based topic!

Our topic in the Summer term is We're going on a bear hunt...  a Geography based topic!

Please have a look at our Topic Web to see an overview of some of the exciting things we will get up to!

Homework
This will be handed out on a Friday and is due back on Wednesdays. The homework will be linked to what the children have been learning about that week or will prepare them for what they are about to learn.

Spellings are also handed out on Fridays ready for a test the following Friday. Please make sure the children are practising their spellings every week. 

 

The children have been introduced to 'Times Table Rockstars' this year to practice times table fluency- please encourage your child to play on this app/website when possible. They can all now log in independently!

 

Reading

Please try and read with your child 5 times a week, this can be for 10 minutes whilst they settle into bed! Please remember to sign your child's reading record so we know they have read! We will continue to change books daily!

 

Presentations

The Summer Term Presentation List went home on Friday 29th March. The presentation can be anything up to 10 minutes long and needs to be about a country of your child's choice. These presentations take the place of show and tell and are only in-front of the class. Please ensure your child is preparing their presentation with your help and not the other way around! 

 

Important dates...

3rd June- Children return to School for Summer Term 2

5th June- Mass at Church

14th June- Class Assembly @ 9am

24th June-27th June- Sports Week

28th June- Sports Day 

19th June- Last day of Year 2 & Break up for Summer

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

8.7.19 Art- Look at our fantastic bear camouflage winter art scenes! We used leaved to print into black paper, we then added snow and coloured in our bears to mix in with the background!

5.7.19 Art- This afternoon we had a lovely afternoon creating bear pictures in the style of Georges Seurat! We used cotton buds to create the dots of paint to create patterns!

26.4.19 SPORTS WEEK Tri Golf with Shane Kaye! We practiced driving, putting and chipping and had great fun!

24.6.19 SPORTS WEEK Cricket with Andrew Skidmore! This morning we enjoyed a fantastic cricket session with Andrew Skidmore. We practised batting and catching!

21.6.19 Music- Glockenspiel fun with Miss Cooper!

17.6.19 Science- Today we tested different potential materials that we could use as a coat for Paddington Bear

11.6.19 RE- Today we pretended to be news reporters and interview the disciples about Pentecost! We asked and answered some super questions!

10.6.19 Art- Today we made shakers using empty bottles and dried beans, pasta and rice! I’m sure you’ll agree that they look fabulous! They will make an appearance in our class assembly!

4.6.19 RE- Today we made Pentecost wind tubes. We created flame coloured tales with Pentecost related words and meanings.

24.5.19 Art- Today we created our own bear tile prints!

17.5.19 Art- Today the children did their entries for Britain in Bloom!

14.5.19 Science- We have been watching our sunflowers grow carefully over the last 3 weeks and they are now big enough to go home!

10.5.19 Art- I can sketch a picture of Paddington Bear. Today the children used charcoals to sketch pictures of Paddington Bear. The children will also be going out in small groups over the next few weeks to do some cooking and create a teddy bear biscuit and sandwich for a picnic!

7.5.19 RE- This afternoon we did a hot seating activity where we wrote questions to ask Peter about the resurrection. We then role played and asked Peter our questions.

7.5.19 RE- This afternoon we did a hot seating activity where we wrote questions to ask Peter about the resurrection. We then role played and asked Peter our questions.   1

3.5.19 Art- This afternoon we have been creating bear faces using paper plates! We used forks to create texture for the bear’s face!

2.5.19 Maths- I can order different measurements. Today we went outside and played a game, we had to order the different measurements! Miss Bishop tricked us by mixing up metres and centimetres! We were not allowed to move 1 person at a time and have 1 go each! It took a little while but we got there in the end!

30.4.19 Maths- Today we went outside to help secure our understanding on metres! We used the metre sticks to see what was bigger and smaller than a metre!

29.4.19 Scoence- Today we planted our sunflowers. We will watch them grow over the next few weeks and then take them home!

26.4.19 Art- Today we took part in a BIG ART! We had to create different scenes from the story of the Bear Hunt to go onto our Topic Board!

5.4.19 Our last Easter Bonnet Parade! Don’t we look super! This afternoon because of the rain we paraded through Key Stage 2 to show off our fabulous creations! This is our last parade in Primary School and we all have a laminated photo to take home to keep as a memory!

5.4.19 Easter Bunny Visit! Today we were really lucky and had a visit from the Easter Bunny! We all recieved a Cadbury Easter Egg!

5.4.19 Easter Nest Cooking! This morning we enjoyed some cooking with Mrs Crenol. We made Easter Nests using melted chocolate, shredded wheat, mini eggs and a little squirt of golden syrup! They look delicious and we can't wait to eat them!

5.4.19 Easter Egg Hunt! This morning we had an Easter egg hunt around the outside of the school! It was really tricky and we needed Year 6 to help us to find the last 2! Eventually they were found and we all have a little Easter treat from Miss Bishop to take home!

1.4.19 RE/Art- Today we have started to make our Easter Cards! We hope you like them!

28.3.19 Puxton Park Trip! Today we enjoyed a really fun day out at Puxton Park! We petted the animals, met a baby lamb, had a tractor ride, saw the milking parlour, played in 2 play areas, bounced on the trampolines and got lost in the maze! We’ve had a brilliant day!

27.3.19 Maths Problem Solving Week- Today it was investigation day! We had to investigate if the person with the longest toe also has the longest finger! The children had to lead the whole activity and were brilliant! We found out this was not true but that the person with the shortest finger did have the shortest toe! The most common toe length was 4cm in the class too! A fun but cheesy afternoon was enjoyed by all!

26.3.19 RE- Today we visited our Church to look for the stations of the cross. We had a really in depth conversation and the children remembered loads from last week!

26.3.19 Maths Problem Solving Week- This week we are having a week focusing on problem solving during Maths! Today we had to solve a problem to help work out the costs of our lunches for Puxton Park! We then had to work out who was cheapest and who was most expensive!

21.3.19 English- Today we made puppets and used them to act out our own versions of Jack and the Beanstalk in groups! We worked with children we don't always work with and had to ensure we were super listeners!

20.3.19 RE- Today in RE we acted out the major events of Holy Week. These include Palm Sunday, Good Friday and Holy Thursday! Can you guess which one is which?

19.3.19 English- Today we listened to 2 different versions of Jack and the Beanstalk and compared them! We thought about characters, settings, clothing and endings! We also did lots of discussion about language and what different words mean!

11.3.19 RE- Today we contributed to walking 9 miles with the Lampedusa Cross with R/1 & Y4! The Lampedusa Cross is currently doing a tour of all of the Schools in the Clifton Diocese. We had to walk 9 miles because it was travelling to St Joseph's Bridgwater and this was the distance between us and them! Whilst walking with the cross we say hymns and said prayers to show that we are following in 'God's footsteps'!

11.3.19 RE/Art- Lampedusa Cross Art! We made this class contribution using our hand prints to show how we can use our hands to make a difference. We created a purple background for Lent with card hand prints to make a cross! The cross is on display outside of our classroom door that goes into the corridor!

7.3.19 WORLD BOOK DAY! This afternoon we enjoyed sharing stories with the children in Year 4! We read to them beautifully and listened carefully to the stories they had to tell us. We have really enjoyed our day!

7.3.19 WORLD BOOK DAY!! Don't we look super in our pyjamas!? We enjoyed a whole day of activites based on the book 'The Day The Crayons Quit!' We made bookmarks, our chiars quit and we had to write to get them back and we wrote letters as glue sticks to the class giving reasons as to why we quit! We have a super enjoyable day!

5.3.19 English- Today the children used Ipdas, fact sheets and books to research farm animals of their choice. They will use this information to write an information text of their own!

1.3.19 ICT- Today we had loads of fun trying to programme the Beebots on the IPads!

28.2.19 English- Today we looked at the features of fiction and non-fiction texts and sorted our book corner into fiction and non-fiction!

28.2.19 English- Today we looked at the features of fiction and non-fiction texts and sorted our book corner into fiction and non-fiction! 1

26.2.19 Maths- Today we looked at division and began by sharing equal groups! Some of the children did this very practically today!

26.2.19 Maths- Today we looked at division and began by sharing equal groups! Some of the children did this very practically today! 1

15.2.19 Dance! To link with our Topic of ‘Farm to Fork’ we have tried our hand at a bit of line dancing to 5 6 7 8!

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15.2.18 Dance! We have been practicing our warm-up dance for a long time! We have learnt a dance sequence to ‘Better When I’m Dancing’ by Meghan Trainor! Can you spot the sequence?

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8.2.19 ICT- This week was ESafety Week! We had a big discussion about which devices we use online and which games/apps/websites we use. We talked about how some games have age limits to protect us and to keep us safe! We also spoke about how we tell an adult straight away if we see something we are not sure of and the power of sharing pictures and how far they go!

8.2.19 ICT- This week was ESafety Week! We had a big discussion about which devices we use online and which games/apps/websites we use. We talked about how some games have age limits to protect us and to keep us safe! We also spoke about how we tell an adult straight away if we see something we are not sure of and the power of sharing pictures and how far they go! 1

4.2.19 Art- This afternoon we made our own salt dough! We then turned it into healthy food for a meal! We will paint it on Friday! Thank you for Cooking it all Miss Cooper!

31.1.19 English/ A Trip out! As part of our work on recounts we went for a walk! We saw snow on the Quantocks! Next week we will write a recount of this trip!

30.1.19 Maths- Today some of us used concrete resources initially to support our understanding of making equal groups!

25.1.19 ART- I can create a healthy plate meal using a range of materials.

21.1.19 Maths- Today we were creating number bonds to 100 using the dienes to support our understanding!

18.1.19 DT/Cooking- Today we made healthy pizzas with Miss Cooper! The children were encouraged to try different vegetable toppings that perhaps they’ve not done before! Yum!

17.1.19 Congratulations Year 2! We have won the attendance bear for the best attendance in the school again! I wonder what exciting things he will get up to with us this week?

17.1.19 Congratulations Year 2! We have won the attendance bear for the best attendance in the school again! I wonder what exciting things he will get up to with us this week?  1

16.1.18 RE- Today the children went on an Epiphany prayer walk with Mr Powell or Mr Holman!

15.1.19 RE- Retelling the Christmas Story

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Some of our children retold the Christmas Story using the Nativity Set!

11.1.19 Art- Look at our fantastic ‘Big Art’ Farm Scene!

10.1.19 ICT- This morning we enjoyed coding using espresso coding on the laptops!

20.12.18 Today we enjoyed a fabulous Christmas Party with DJ Bags of Fun!

Look at all of the fabulous Christmas Crafts we have had fun making over the last few days!

Look at all of the fabulous Christmas Crafts we have had fun making over the last few days!  1

17.12.18 Art- Today the children used pastels to create these cute penguin pictures!

14.12.18 Today we had a special visitor...

14.12.18 RE - I understand how advent is celebrated throughout the world and can create the French tradition of a Santon. Today we recreated Santons with Mr Powell and Mr Holman using dolly pegs!

10.12.18-12.12.18 KS1 Nativity 2018 'Away in a Manger'!

10.12.18-12.12.18 KS1 Nativity 2018 'Away in a Manger'! 1

30.11.18 Art- The children have completed their home made scratch art space pictures!

30.11.18 English- Writing for a purpose. I can read my story to R/1! Today we took our stories to reception/y1 and shared them with them! We had a lovely time sharing them!

30.11.18 English/DT- I can follow instructions to make a star biscuit! We had loads of fun this morning making star biscuits, we had to follow the instructions carefully!

26.11.18 RE- I can create an advent prayer and advent wish. Today we have drawn around our hands to create an advent wreath, inside we have written a Christmas wish. We have then created an advent prayer and turned them into prayer chains so we can say a prayer for advent each day!

23.11.18 Art- Part 2! I can create a calendar depicting the seasons. The children have today finished their calendars!

23.11.18 English- I can follow instructions to make a cheese and cucumber sandwich. Today we carefully followed Miss Bishop’s instructions to make a sandwich, we will take them home later!

16.11.18 Art- This week we have started our calendars! Here’s a sneak peek...

Anti Bullying Week (w.b 12.11.18)- This week we thought carefully about the impact unkind words can have. We used toothpaste to show that once unkind words go out they can’t be taken back.

9.11.18 Art- I can use oil pastels to create a solar system

9.11.18 DT Cooking- This morning we created poppy biscuits to remember those that died in the war! We used red icing, chocolate buttons and digestives to make them!

5.11.18 This afternoon we were really lucky because we had a visit from the Theatre Company! We enjoyed a performance of Robin Hood!

26.10.18 Art- I can use tissue paper to creatively design a tortoise like the ones Darwin found on the Galápagos Islands.

Congratulations Year 2! We have won the attendance bear for the 2nd week in a row! This means we have had the best attendance in the whole school!

 Congratulations Year 2! We have won the attendance bear for the 2nd week in a row! This means we have had the best attendance in the whole school! 1

19.10.18 Art- This afternoon we have made fossils using clay with Miss Cooper! Don’t they look fantastic!

19.10.18 English- I can act the story oh Hansel and Gretel using puppets. Today the children made puppets and acted out the story as part of a puppet show!

18.10.18 PE- Multi-skills! We have been practicing jumping, hopping, balancing, jogging & hula hooping

12.10.18 DT- I can create a set of binoculars. The children have all created thier own set of binoculars, you would never believe they were toilet rolls originally!

12.10.18 Art- I can create a sail boat picture. The children used their hands to create printed ship templates and added sails using paper to turn them into ships!

12.10.18 WOW DAY! Today we met Pedro, a shipmate of Christopher Columbus and had a half hour and an hours workshop! We danced, sang, dressed up, played games and learnt loads more about Columbus! We had a fantastic WOW Day full of fun!

12.10.18 DT/Art- I can design a hat that looks like the one Columbus wore. This morning we created Columbus inspired hats to wear for our WOW Day!

11.10.18 English- I can create a postcard. Watch this space for an exciting delivery!

5.10.18 Maths- I can use concrete resources to support my understanding of greater than, less than and equal to. Today we used the maths equipment to help us secure our understanding of greater than, less than and equal to! We were even allowed to use whiteboard pens to draw on the tables!

25.9.18 RE- I can act the story of Amos. Today we acted out the story of the Prophet Amos in snmall groups! Can you guess which characters we are from the story?

20.9.18 Maths- SUBITISING: I can say the number on the resource through subitising which is where I can tell the number quickly and accurately without the need to count. Miss Bishop felt we needed to practice this key skill before progressing. These are the resources we used today to help us subitise and use oental number knowledge to know which number it shows.

18.9.18 Maths- Using concrete resources to support our understanding of tens and ones as part of the part part whole model

17.9.18 History- Today we began learning about our first explorer Christopher Columbus. We played a game where we took it in turns to look at a picture and to say what we could see... We then made predictions as to who it could be.

14.9.18 Art/DT- Making Parrots! WOW look at the fantastic 3d parrots we have made in Art/DT with Miss Cooper!

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